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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:50 pm

New, wild free-throw rules in G League

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

The G League will experiment with a new free-throw rule this season.

Teams, including the Mad Ants, will now get one free throw worth one, two or three points in the wake of a foul that would normally result in one, two or three free throws being shot. The experimental free-throw rule will not apply during the last two minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime.

The G League will continue with other experimental rules, including the 14-second shot clock reset on an advance, two-minute overtimes and the reset timeout that allows teams to call a timeout to advance the ball and make substitutions but not huddle in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter and overtime.

The G League is a testing ground for the NBA on rules ideas.

jcohn@jg.net